Wong Kar-wai - one of the great visual stylists of contemporary cinema - takes on the life of Ip Man, the legendary martial artist who would become the tutor of Bruce Lee. In a story riven with event and tragedy, Kar-wai details how a young man from China's south rose through the ranks of various disciplines, survived the brutalities of World War II and separation from his family, to become Grandmaster. The result is an epic and visually dazzling display of cinematic pyrotechnics.